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their hands and to fix our broken immigration system. mr. speaker, last summer republicans and democrats in the senate came together and passed comprehensive immigration reform with a strong bipartisan vote, a vote of 68 to 32. 68-32. that's like a superduper majority. in fact, one poll last month showed that 63% of americans, 2/3 of americans, support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. business leaders, chambers of commerce, labor unions, faith groups, immigrant families, law enforcement officials, and americans of every race, creed, color, and ethnicity all across our country applauded our senators for reaching across the aisle. for many it really gave hope and belief in our government that we are still capable of putting aside political posturing and to build consensus around the difficult issues that face our country. but today as i speak americans are asking, what happened? they are confused as to why the house of representatives can't do the same thing that the senate did and pass immigration reform. they are even more confused as to why the house can't even dignify
for the nearly 6,000 syrians with approved immigrant petitions to the united states. as hundreds of millions around the world prepare to celebrate the most joyful day of the christian calendar, the international community must intensify its efforts to end this terrible war and also to protect syria's christians and to ensure the continued vitality of this 2,000-year-old community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the innovativeness of american enterprise flies off the radar. according to amazon c.e.o., the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. it's called amazon prime air. that's right. in just a few years, he says people will be able to order something online and have it in their hands within 30 minutes by the use of drones. sounds like something out of the "jetsons" doesn't it? soon there will be a drone to replace the mail carrier. according to amazon, these packages will deliver up to five pounds. mr. speaker, thousands of americans use amaz
challenges whether fiscal, immigration, fixing the health care bill. whatever it is, american people want answers, solutions. you can play the party game, political fight, it ends up blowing up in your face. republicans if you look head to head suffer more of the criticism. that's just the fact and reality. >> the president has done divisive politics and deflection and some in your party have done race-baiting. you are right, chris, they want solutions. they don't want politics, they want policy. people are tired of living paycheck to paycheck losing their homes. some people can't get a job. >> how do we get there, angela? what do you do in washington? >> if you continue to have partisanship, you're going to have a lame duck president. i believe midterm elections, gop has a grand opportunity to reach out to those pop that have suffered the most. they can take over the house and senate if they do grassroots advocacy, if the tea party and party establishment would join as one we have a grand opportunity. >> chris, last word. >> a lot of this is going to fall on republicans come midterms, wh
to the bad old days i meant that you to kill me to do it. the son of a russian immigrant happened to be seated by me at dinner this summer when i went to dinner with a bunch of our friends. he looked at me as that, did you like yeltsin? he said it just like that. yeah, i did. he got a big smile and said good. my country and its entire history is only produced to true democrats. alexander kareem key and then in linden got rid of kerensky and you've help yeltsin stay. too bad we lost it again, that maybe we can get it back. incredible conversation. suresh of us going broke like crazy at the end of the civil war. the first thing i did was to go to vancouver and put together a $24 billion package so we could bring soldiers home from other countries. principally the politics states. we were talking about this before. the american people were 74% against russia. what is bill clinton going to canada to meet with the russian leader? we've got economic problems at home. and i also knew i needed his cooperation to keep from coming up the works in bosnia because of the historic ties of the r
the ranges and rile the opponents. >> thai immigration workers hand over myanmar refugees to human trafficking rings. an inquiry has been called for. rohingya muslims are taken from detention centres and handed to criminals who are waiting offshore. the u.n. general assembly elected jordan to the council to replace saudi arabia. jordan was chosen after saudi arabia rejected the seat in october. it was a protest against the council's failure to end the syrian and israeli conflicts. conciliatory moves towards iran, chuck hagel made the comment during a dialogue, saying the u.s. would discuss steps to bolster security in the renaling jog. hagel says that the u.s. must continue diplomatic engagement in the middle east, maintain planes, ships, tanks and 35,000 troops. >> for decades iran has exported instability and violence across the region and beyond as it developed its nuclear program. iran has been a profoundly destabilising influence in a nuclear armed iran would pose an unaccee threat to regional and global facility. we brought time for meaning negotiation, not for perception. al
immigration sooner or later if you. -- if you want your economy to continue growing, and that immigration will probably come naturally from the whrat tin america, a political dividend here, and there's a tremendous opportunity for the u.s. in latin america. of course, china is always very interested in latin america's energy resources, in our water, in our biodiversity, and if they want to invest, latin america will welcome it. so be it. >> thank you. we are almost out of time, but before asking one last question, a couple housekeeping matters. we have our upcoming speakers. december 10, we have the honorable anna parker, mayor of houston, texas, dan acerson, chairman and ceo of general motors, and on december 19th, skaggs, bluegrass ledge. second, i want to present the guest with a press club coffee mug to be filled with colombia coffee. [laughter] >> thank you. >> thank you. [applause] and -- [applause] and for the time question, you mentioned the property pegs, 5 enthe u.s. team is looking for a change. how do you see the prospects in the world cup? >> well, i told president obama this
or monetary policy through the common central date to trade immigration and each division in the soviet republic would have their own police forces then we had to sell it with a peacekeeping force of 60,000 two-thirds of which would be supplied by one-third of the united states. you heard them talk about that. if i remember of the 60 percent of the people were opposed. i say that to make this point. the american people particularly when they think things about well at home. how political leaders often times popular not exactly like the voters still you not to do it it is like a blinking yellow light tell us what our objectives are intel is what it will cost. a and you better me right. if not you own a. that is basically what the polls made cannot make foreign policy decisions decisions, you just cannot do it. 80% of the people were against me helping mexico when we gave them a loan in 1995. in we had just lost congress. people thought i was nuts. thinking of bosnia we don't make the loan to mexico and they hate us and so does latin america and then the next year we have another 1 millio
to say in congress, and is comprehensive immigration reform. i mean, if you look at what the senate did, there's a path of their that a lot of people compromise on to create a path to citizenship, plus ways of making sure that we take people out of the shadows, we grow our economy and would make sure that our borders are secure. and so first and foremost, the house of representatives needs to focus on that. and i was part of the faster families yesterday. i have been arrested on the whole process of trying to get the immigration form and whatnot. in terms of education, this is an issue. pre-k is an issue about showing whether results actually really matter and whether research actually matters, or whether the congress lives in an evidence results. we have seen -- i mean, pre-k actually works to help level the playing field. the president has put a bill out there. the house of representatives actually had a bipartisan bill that aligns -- the house of representatives in the senate, a miller-harkin bill that actually has two republicans from new york state. i give them huge props for being
. the son of a russian immigrant happened to be seated by me at dinner this summer when hillary and i went to dinner with the bunch of our friends and he looked at me and said the you like boris yeltsin? yes, i did. he got a big smile, good. he said my country in its entire history has only produced two true democrats, alexander karen ski and boris yeltsin and listen got yeltsin to stay. too bad we lost it again but maybe we can get it back. an incredible conversation. russia was going broke. the first thing i did was go to vancouver and meet with boris yeltsin and put together a package to bring soldiers home from other countries. talking about this before the american people were 74% against the package, what is bill clinton going to do to meet with the russian leader? we got economic problems at home. i also knew i needed his cooperation to keep from gumming up the works in bosnia because of the historic ties of the russians to the serbs. so we did that. you heard all this before, but america was basically supposed to stop this awful violence in bosnia. miraculously acting on its own in
immigration. but there is always a threat, particularly with hezbollah elements in the americas which we know is true, hezbollah has carried out attacks as far away as argentina and it has a basis or at least it has contacts in places like venezuela. if they get -- if they're the ones who are involved here, we have no idea, but it's quite possible. then the alert that we heard earlier in the show that all the ports of entry in the united states are alerted with radiation-detecting equipment are useless. i can't imagine they're going to go through customs tsa in tijuana. so we have to have a border that we can control, particularly in a world where all you need is a small amount of really bad stuff that can hurt a large number of people. >> and this material, juan, can be used to make a dirty bomb. officials have talked about this. we have a sound bite from the monterey institute talking about the iaea and how it characterizes this material. >> the international atomic energy agency characterizes materials on a scale from 1 to -- 2, 3, 4 and so on in terms of how dangerous it is to human healt
sooner than planned. he will come out of arrival toll at some point. he's got to go through immigration and get his bags. it could be a few minutes before we see him. just before he took off from beijing, we saw him in good condition. he was smiling. and he looked in good shape. this is what he had to say. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> i got to say for a 95-year-old guy he is doing incredibly well considering what he's been through. we understand that his son jeff is expected to be there to greet him at san francisco and then take him to his home in palo alto here in california. his wife also we ready to greet him. jeff saying earlier on it had been a very difficult time for his family and particularly him given his age p. he had a heart condition. while the release came about, one week after we saw him on the video confessing to hostile acts against the regime, the koreans rang up the obama administration without explanation saying, hey, we're releasing him and lo and behold he found himself in
on the president to lift immigration from his country and calls for a meeting. mark morgan with the sport highlights ahead. >> welcome back. new concertains for those applying for federal healthcare. health officials are discouraging people from lodging paper applications. consumers need to enrol by december 23rd for coverage to begin in january. tobacco analysts say sales for cigarettes will double, toppling 1.7 billion. they were invented to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. government agencies say they could pose unknown risks. >> electronic cigarettes are popular. it is called vaping. >> it should be a good thing, it's a step in a smarter tobacco. >> it was a smart move for this man. >> i tried patches and guns. these are the only things that worked for me. >> they don't have the tar of cigarettes, but they can deliver nicotine. >> they are catching on. >> intuitively. these are nicotine systems with dozens of other chemicals. the odds that this is harmless, harmless to those taking in second hand vapours is small. >> the los angeles city council passed a law requiring a licence, bann
you is commissioner of the ins, if you choose to ignore pat leahy on its immigration issue, you do it at your peril. senator leahy does a lot of things that are below are screamed that make a good difference in the lives of a lot of people who would otherwise fall through the cracks. she is not a show horse. he is a workhorse. pat leahy has been a long-time leader in the international campaign against land mines. in fact, in 1992, he offered the first bill of any government anywhere to be on the export of these very horrible weapons. in fact come he spearheaded the effort in congress to aid the guns of landmine by creating a special fund known as the leahy were picked and signed. that fund has now on an annual basis provide about $12 million of aid to the victims of these horrible bombs. in 1997, senator leahy sponsored historic legislation appropriately known as the leahy law, which prohibits u.s. department of state and department of defense for military from police forces to engage. there's something essential to our mission at human rights first denies refugee protection. the c
the comprehensive immigration bill. >> what about iran. president rouhani gave an interview over the weekend basically saying iran has it right and will have the right to enrich uranium. he's pocketing that as something achieved from the negotiations not something decided in the final agreement six months from now. what about congress pushing -- certainly in the senate pushed by menendez, council on foreign relations impose sanctions or at least the threat of sanctions. where do you stand on that? the president is fight it tooth and nail. >> yes, andrea. two things. first of all, you know the expression right tonight rich is not in the agreement. it says you have to have a neutraly agreeable program. i think both would agree right to free speech dnd on being able to veto anything he said, you would not think that was a right to free speech. with respect to additional sanctions, we should be very careful. we need to tread very carefully here. the reason iran is at the table, the reason engaged in serious discussions, international community behind these sanctions have been effective. if partn
communities. massachusetts has minorities and immigrants and people who are special ed and special needs. yet and still, they're among the top performers in the world. we have to understand that the adults created this system. this is not about the kids who get the trophies but the adults uncomfortable going home with a child who doesn't have a trophy, the adult who doesn't want to sit home and help his or her child do a homework assignment that make up too much of their night. we the adults have to put our children first and create situations in which we push not just the children, but the educators who surround them. too many of us are too comfortable with mediocrity. as a result, as michele said, the rest of the world is moving forward. we haven't dropped. we're just losing in a race because we're not moving forward. >> look, i could talk about this all day. i think it's a fascinating discussion. going be a real talker around the country. steve perry, michelle rhee, thank you so much. maybe we'll do this again and have more, expand on this. it's important stuff. >> talk about the future of
around zero in some cases. back to you. >> nicole, thank you. undocumented immigrants may now g get driver's licenses. supports of the law say about 250,000 undocumented immigrants are already driving in the state. the new law requires them to take driving tests and buy insurance. >>> the house passes the first federal gun legislation since the sandy hook massacre. . it's the extension of a 1988 law banning guns that can't be spotted with x rays or metal detectors. >>> advocates say it's too easy to print and produce a plastic gun. >>> a new white house campaign to promote healthcare reform is underway. it's a three-week strategy to encourage medical insurance signups under the affordable care act. >> i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. [ applause ] >> the signup-deadline for individuals who want medical coverage is december 23rd, that is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help str
: let me first say, james, i am a minority. my parents came from the philippines, immigrated here for better opportunity. in general, i am glad to see people, regardless of their race or creed or whatever, getting more involved in politics and just this debate. any differences i have with president obama and the administration has nothing to do with race or who he is or his personality. personal things. they have to do with issues of substance. substantive difference is a matter of policy. that is what a debate needs to be. i'm happy to engage with folks on issues of substance, but you know, certainly -- of course there will be people out there, i am not one of them, who do not like obama for really personal and probably wrongheaded reasons, but i try to be a constructive critic. i think the president has done some good things and he has done things that could have been done better, but that is the case with any president. host: what about mr. rouhani -- hassan rouhani? how is he different than the previous president? does that change negotiations with iran, and should we change t
. not immigrated, am repatriated. there is a difference. understand, why after 20 we are still in deadlock. i completely agree with many of , that i had had very bad guys. we had very good dollars -- guys who believe this was possible. we had the prime minister in netanyahu, and even in the white plantation. but despite all of these efforts, and of course all of the efforts of the american side, we are in deadlock. without understanding why are we are in deadlock, it is pop -- impossible to move ahead. there is a mistake that i think that i see. even not from security, and not fromour refugees, but people who think that do not trust about confidence, and credibility. today the trust between the two sides is about zero. it is impossible to create peace if you do not have any credibility. the mistake from all our -- upences in the past until today we only signed the treaties with the government and the rulers, not with the states, not with the people. it was our agreement with the rulers. i think that we must achieve solutions --nds of comprehensive solutions. >> let me ask you about one part o
're not working on debt, the debt ceiling, immigration. they're working on this one little fight. it's out of convenience for both sides. the democrats going on a three-week campaign tour for obama care instead of just dealing with the hard legislative work they need to do down there right now? >> i'll take that trade. to avoid a shutdown -- >> i'll take the trade. i'll take the trade. i'll take obama care if i'm a democrat down there in washington, i take the problems with obama care over negotiating with you as a republican about the debt ceiling. i take it. i think i'm on better ground. you know why in the health care system as it exists in this country, as anybody knows, stinks. if you can't be better than that with obama care, you're going to get out thereof anyway. >> but if everything is a negative cycle, all politics is simply about attacking the other guy and not figuring out a way to -- >> what breaks the cycle? >> better ideas. you and i will be running, i'll be doing this game, you'll have have an idea that resonates with the voters. you're going to win. >> in the miamiry. >> m
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